In the 40s and 50s the dominant high jump technique was the scissor jump. That was replaced in the early 60s by the American Roll. The main difference between those techniques was while with the scissor jump the center of gravity of the jumper passes several feet above the bar, with the American Roll the center of gravity passes just inches above the bar.
In 1968 Dick Fosberry won the gold medal at the Olympics using a new technique, the flop, later to be called the Fosberry Flop. What made this technique so successful, still in use today, is that the center of gravity of the jumper passes underneath the bar by several inches. It enables a jumper to clear 8 feet while his center of gravity never rises nearly that high. (When the 8 feet barrier was broken, I had to help a 8th grade high jumper prove in a science fair project that the center of gravity passes below the bar.)
My question is: Is there a Fosberry flop just waiting to be discovered in Cowboy Fast Draw? In light of Rule 17, maybe there is a better and quicker way to skin that smoke wagon. Just thinking.